Sponsor support is also supplied Tohu Wines and WorkSafe.

Our Sponsors


Te Puni Kōkiri and the Ahuwhenua Trust are united in celebrating Māori excellence. Te Puni Kōkiri is proud to be the Platinum Sponsor of this prestigious award. A legacy of hard work, fortitude and innovation is calling to today's modern Māori farmer. Te Puni Kōkiri stands beside those responding to the wero, who are creating jobs in the agricultural sector, engaging young people and developing new ways of succeeding. We are proud to support their commitment and drive towards sustainable prosperity for the economy, the whenua and the people.


BNZ is proud to support the Māori Excellence in Farming Award. With a team of 180 dedicated agribusiness partners and support staff around the country, we remain committed to continuing our extensive role in the New Zealand agribusiness sector.

Fonterra is proud to be a long-standing sponsor of the Ahuwhenua Trophy and to celebrate exceptional performance within Māori dairy farming. Fonterra is a global dairy nutrition company, co-operatively-owned by 10,500 New Zealand farmers. We are committed to supporting our Māori farmer shareholders to grow their farm operations and achieve their dairying aspirations, for generations to come.

Our purpose is to secure and enhance the profitability, sustainability and competitiveness of New Zealand dairy farming. DairyNZ represents all New Zealand dairy farmers in protecting and advancing their competitive edge on the global market. Demonstrating and delivering value to levy payers is crucial to our continued existence and is the key focus to our work.

Te Tumu Paeroa is an independent, professional trustee organisation which protects and grows the assets of Māori landowners. We are proud to support the Ahuwhenua Trophy – Māori Excellence in Farming award in recognising Māori farmers who have achieved high aspirations for their land and who are creating a legacy of lasting benefit for the generations of the future.

The Ministry for Primary Industries is a proud supporter of the Ahuwhenua Trophy, showcasing Māori excellence in farming. We work to maximise export opportunities for the primary industries, improve sector productivity, increase sustainable resource use and protect New Zealand from biological risk. We are also committed to enabling Māori agribusiness, which has a significant part to play in lifting the primary sector's contribution to the New Zealand economy. MPI congratulates all entrants for their outstanding achievements in farming.

Beef + Lamb New Zealand is proud to support this prestigious award that celebrates excellence and innovation in Māori farming. These are values we promote through our work on behalf of all New Zealand sheep and beef farmers, and we welcome this opportunity to highlight the successful Māori-owned agribusinesses that help raise the bar across our industry.